Event News

Travel Program Lake Temiskaming

May 10, 2022

Dear RTOERO Members,

Due to the lack of registrations the trip around Lake Temiskaming has been cancelled.  Teachers have indicated that they have family plans and other travel plans so are unable to attend. Have a great summer!


Sharon L. Jones

President – District 5 RTOERO

Friday, August 12  1:00 p.m. Arrive in downtown Cobalt, park on the main street.  I will begin the tour with groups of 4-6.  All of these places are within less than a block of walking distance.  Visit the “Poor Boy” Shoemaker and experience how shoes are hand crafted using a multiple of machines.  Small crafts will be available for purchase and you may order your own hand made shoes, boots or moccasins.  Visit Laura’s Art Shop and see the work of local artists.  Visit the Military Museum and its amazing collection of artifacts from WW I and WWII.  Visit an Antique and Craft Store.  Visit a local restaurant from the days of the silver mines.  I am also trying to hire a local historian who can enlighten us about Cobalt’s early history and today’s mining of rare minerals for the electric auto business.

Friday, August 12  4:00 p.m.  I have block booked 25 rooms which participants must phone and register and give a credit card for prior to attending.   Check in for 1 or 2 nights at the Lakeside Inn in New Liskeard.  You may wish to tour the town or walk on the beach, swim in the adjacent city pool (Fee required) or just rest.

Friday, August 12  6:00 p.m.  Dinner in the Inn’s restaurant followed by music and hopefully song if we can hire a guitar player.

Saturday, August 13  9:00 -10:00 a.m. Breakfast.  Some may choose to check out if they plan to drive home from Ville-Marie, Quebec at the end of the day.  Others may plan to stay the extra night and go home on Sunday.  Drive to Ville Marie in Quebec and then proceed to Fort Temiskaming.  RTOERO will pay the entrance fee into the fort which should be under $10.00.  At last opening, the fee was $7.75 for the guided tour.

Drive back to Ville Marie and park.  You can now decide to go shopping, visit the Grotto, walk down to the Marina, tour the town or go under the tents of La Foire Gourmande for a wonderful lunch of bread, meats, cheeses, desserts and fruit or jams, beer and wines from the industrialized farms of Quebec and Ontario!  You may also purchase any of their products and take them home.

Between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. you and your group can drive home or visit Bruno de Gigues and its modern Catholic church and old settler house. It’s not too far or return to the hotel.  If you return to the hotel, rest and plan another dinner at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants available in New Liskeard and do more socializing.

This availability of this tour will depend on the Covid situation.

To register, we need a $10.00  deposit (made out to RTOERO), and email Sharon Jones .